Impressionist Painting Online Course


Live-Streaming ONLINE COURSE in Two 6-Week Modules
Starting Saturday 14th & Wednesday 18th September 2024

Book This Course Before 15th August 2024 & GET OVER 15% OFF!

This course comprises two 6-week modules, and there are two class time options, on Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons. Please see times and dates, and which Impressionist painters are covered in each module below.

Medium: Oil or Acrylic Paint (and optional Pastel)
Format: Live Streaming Zoom Class & Video Recording
Level: All levels

All online classes are recorded and saved for 7 days, so you can replay and watch at any time from one week to the next!

Impressionism has captured people’s imagination since its first exhibition in Paris in 1874, and artists have long sought to understand how the Impressionists created their paintings and how their techniques might be replicated.

This 8-week course reveals the answers to these questions by assessing the techniques and styles of eight masters of Impressionism and showing how their methods can be used and adapted by artists today.

You will be shown how the Impressionist movement came about, explore its historical context, and define the styles and inspirations of the artists involved. We will then look at the main techniques including:

  • Alla Prima
  • Pointillism
  • Impasto
  • Two-dimensional brushwork
  • Use of slabs of colour
  • Palette knife application
  • Impressionist use of colour

The paints, brushes and other materials and equipment they used will also be described, as well as modern-day materials and equivalents.

The heart of the course, however, focuses on eight of the major Impressionist painters – Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Pissarro, Morisot, Cassatt and Caillebotte – revealing how they worked and deconstructing many of their well-known paintings. In each case, you will be shown how to recreate these Impressionist masterworks with step-by-step demonstrations and study guides.

This course combines a fascinating insight into the working methods of the Impressionists with practical guidelines to enable contemporary artists to achieve their own Impressionist paintings.

See full description, what’s included, what’s required, and other important information in the tabbed sections below.

All class times listed are UTC/GMT+1. If you’re joining from another country, please note the time difference.

MODULE 1 (September – October) Class Times:

  • Option 1: Saturdays 2-4pm from 14th September to 19th October 2024
  • Option 2: Wednesdays 7-9pm from 18th September to 23rd October 2024

MODULE 2 (November – December) Class Times:

  • Option 1: Wednesday 7-9pm from 13th November – 18th December 2024
  • Option 2: Saturday 2-4pm from 16th November – 21st December 2024